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Reconsideration of Certain New Source Issues: Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS)

a.k.a. Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) - New Source MACT Reconsideration


RIN: 2060-AR62 (What's this?)

Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

Abstract:
EPA has reviewed new technical information associated with certain new-source limits for toxics emitted from new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). For example, the new information was incorporated into proposed new source standards for mercury from certain coal-fired power plants because the agency recognized that there may be technical challenges associated with monitoring mercury emissions at the levels set for new power plants. Notwithstanding the proposed changes to the mercury and certain other new source air toxics limits, new plants will continue to rely on the same proven pollution control technologies to reduce harmful mercury, acid gases and particle pollution, which will provide important health benefits to the American public. The agency believes this new information warranted further review and followed an expedited, open and transparent process that included public comment on the proposed changes. Revisions to the new source limits were proposed on November 30, 2012, and were finalized in March 2013.

Timeline

MilestoneDate
Notice: Published in FR08/02/2012
Initiated08/22/2012
NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review11/07/2012
NPRM: Received by OMB11/07/2012
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded11/16/2012
NPRM: Published in FR11/30/2012
NPRM: Comment Period Open11/30/2012
NPRM: Comment Period Closed12/31/2012
Final Rule: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review03/05/2013
Final Rule: Received by OMB03/05/2013
Final Rule: Regulatory Review Concluded03/28/2013
Final Rule: Published in FR04/24/2013
NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension06/25/2013
NPRM2: Published in FR06/25/2013
NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR06/25/2013

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Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 60;40 CFR 63

Legal Authority
Clean Air Act Section 111;Clean Air Act Section 112

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